HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 6

HERE IS HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 6. NOW THIS PARTICULAR PAGE MIGHT JUST TAKE A LITTLE LONGER TO FILL UP AS CARDS AND PHOTOS ARE GETTING RATHER SCARCE!   IF YOU HAVE ANY OLD PICTURES OF EITHER HASTINGS OR ST LEONARDS DATING BACK TO THE MID 1800s THROUGH TO THE LATE 1950s, WE WOULD LOVE … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 5

‘HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURE 5’  SOME OLD PHOTOS ARE BECOMING MORE SCARCE TO FIND TODAY, AND SOME ARE NOW COSTING A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY TO PURCHASE, SO WE HAVE TO BE CAUTIOUS TO WHAT WE SPEND OUT AS THIS IS A FREE SITE FOR YOU! BUT THIS SITE WAS BUILT FOR THE PLEASURE OF YOU THE … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 4

THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WILL NOT BE IN ANY ORDER OF PREFERENCE JUST AS THEY COME OFF THE PILE AS SEEN! JUST ADDS TO THE FUN OF NOT KNOWING WHAT’S COMING UP NEXT!                                                  … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 3.

THIS PARTICULAR PAGE WILL INCLUDE SOME QUITE RARE PICTURES, SOME NOT SEEN BEFORE BY MANY.  I HAVE COLLECTED A FEW WHICH HAVE TO BE SORTED AND THEN SCANNED, BUT ALWAYS REMEMBERING THAT MANY ARE QUITE OLD AND DELICATE TO HANDLE. THANKS. We make a start with the clearing of the land mines planted across Ecclesbourne Glen … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 2.

‘Hastings & St Leonards in old pictures 2’.    I have in my own collection many thousands of old pictures of Hastings & St Leonards in old postcards, negatives, and glass lantern slides, many of these are now portrayed here on my site. Thank you. Most of my pictures portrayed here can be used for your … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 1.

Hastings & St Leonards   I have in my own collection many thousands of old pictures of Hastings & St Leonards in old postcards, negatives, and glass lantern slides, many of these are now portrayed here on my site. Thank you.   Most of my pictures portrayed here can be used for your pleasure elsewhere, as … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 7.

APART FROM OTHER PICTURES, WE ARE GOING TO START WITH  A SERIES OF PICTURES DEPICTING ‘HASTINGS CARNIVAL FLOATS’ AS ENTERED BY ‘SEEB’ (South Eastern Electricity Board) DONATED BY A FAMILY MEMBER OF PEOPLE INVOLVED DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1951 – 1956.  There are a few which you will spot aren’t floats but static displays in Alexandra … [Read more…]

HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS IN THE WAR.

We have been given exclusive permission to publish a batch of photos showing bomb damage over the borough during WWll. These photo’s were taken by an Air Raid Warden during the last conflict, with authorisation by the MOD for their own use, and also for special Warden training purposes. All these were all taken from … [Read more…]

JUST ‘GEORGE WOOD’ PICTURES.

We have just acquired an exclusive collection of ‘George Wood’ pictures, all dating from 1894. One of Hastings most famous photographers of the time. Some of these may have been duplicated on other pages, but we cannot go though all the pages and delete the doubles, those pictures were duplicates from the originals, but these here … [Read more…]

THE FORTUNE OF WAR (Halton)

Fortune of War   In 1795 the government purchased 30 acres of land at Halton to build barracks for housing troops which were to be deployed defending the South East in respect of a possible invasion by Napoleon. These were occupied in 1804, and at that time this part of Priory Road was called Barrack … [Read more…]